The Basics of Chase Ultimate Rewards

The world of credit card rewards programs can be confusing and intimidating. It may be daunting at first, but once you understand how these programs work, you will see just how valuable they are.

This article is intended to give you the basic tools you need to use one of the most powerful and versatile rewards programs out there: Chase Ultimate Rewards.

What Are Chase Ultimate Rewards Points?

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are a transferable loyalty currency that can be redeemed for cash back, flights, hotel stays, shopping and even exclusive experiences.

The Disney Visa Credit Card: Is It Worth It?

A card that could save you money at the Happiest Place on Earth sounds like a godsend for any Disney fan.

Chase offers two co-branded credit cards with Disney, both of which earn you Disney Rewards Dollars.

Southwest Companion Pass®: What You Need To Know For 2024

Spooky season is upon us, and Companion Pass season is heating up!

Getting the Southwest Companion Pass is all about the timing. You don’t want to be too early or too late to get the best value possible.

Let’s take a deep dive and cover everything you need to know about earning the Southwest Companion Pass for 2024.

What is the Southwest Companion Pass?

The Southwest Companion Pass is a buy-one-get-one-free(ish) ticket on Southwest Airlines for you and a designated companion.

100,000-Point Welcome Bonus with Chase Ink Business Preferred Is Now Available After Spending $8,000

Until recently, the Chase Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card has been offering 100,000 points to new cardmembers who spend $15,000 or more on their card within the first three months after account opening. However, as of June 29, 2023, Chase has lowered the spending requirement to earn this welcome bonus, making this already-great deal even more lucrative. 

Now, you can earn the welcome bonus by spending $8,000 (nearly half the previous spending requirement) in the first three months after account opening.

The Capital One Combo: One Of The Best Tools For Earning Miles

I’ve been a huge fan of card combinations that can really sweep you off your feet at the ability to rapidly earn tons of points without chasing a bonus. Combos like the Citi Premier® Card (Note from the editor: Citi Premier® Card is no longer available to new applicants) and the Citi® Double Cash Card, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and the Chase Freedom Unlimited®.

For the past few years, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Chase Freedom Unlimited® has been my absolute go to combo.

Best Credit Cards to Buy Flights

As awesome as using points and miles are to book flights, sometimes you have to pay cash for your flights. Whether you found a great deal on airfare, or there just isn’t award availability and you’re absolutely itching to take a trip, sometimes paying for flights just works better. When you’re looking to buy a flight, you should be using the best credit card to buy a flight.

Even when you are booking an award flight, there are inevitable taxes and fees that you just can’t avoid.

But that’s easier said than done.

Team Article: 3 Credit Cards We’ll Never Close

With a wallet full of credit cards, it's best practice to commonly assess your credit card portfolio to ensure that the benefits you receive from the cards outweigh the annual fees that you pay. If not, it's time to close that card or cards in most cases.

Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 2

This is part 2 of my travel report. My husband and I recently spent two and a half weeks in Greece so if you’d like to know what it’s been like traveling in Greece when it just reopened, how I booked our tickets and the COVID-19 restrictions, you can read part 1. 

Here I’ll cover the places and islands we’ve visited, where we stayed and some of my finds and must do things on each island, such as tours, activities and restaurants that we loved in each place.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of our favorite flexible rewards currencies, and today’s news adds a much needed boost for Ultimate Rewards.

Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 1

A trip to Greece has been on my to do list for a long time, but, I must admit, I was a bit put off by pictures of crowded beaches and tourist overrun islands. But when I learned that Greece is one of the first European countries to open to U.S.